Decorative Techniques

In this section you’ll find all the techniques to help you decorate your stained glass. These range from Solder and Wire Work to Mosaic and Dalle de Verre. You’ll find articles on Stained Glass Painting and Etching Glass to help you decorate the surface of the glass.

Stained glass copper foiled butterfly

Add a Special Something
Wow your friends and family with this gorgeous decorative soldered edge to your gifts. If you’re confident with soldering and looking for a challenge this is the tutorial for you!

blue etching stencil

Transform Your Gifts
Let your creativity loose and add unique detail to your glass art work with glass etching stencils.Cut down on waste by choosing the right type of stencil for your project.

Use Up Your Glass Scraps
How to make beautiful stained glass applique panels using leftover cullet. Learn which glues work best, how to grout neatly and clean up easily.

Copper Foil Construction

Stained Glass Layering – How Plating Works To Create Depth And Shadowing

This is the second of two videos talking about Stained Glass Plating (or layering). The first one concentrated on the 'big names in plating ', Tiffany and Robert Oddy. You can see #1 video here if you missed it. #2 video breaks the plating process down into small, manageable pieces…
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Copper Foil Construction

Stained Glass Plating And The Effects You Can Achieve With It

Plating. What do you think of when I say that word? If it's 'FOOD', you're in good company! Thankfully for us, it applies to both food (lovely) AND stained glass (even more lovely). Stained Glass Plating is when you stack or layer glass up to create limitless special effects; depth,…
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Decorative Techniques

How to Use Wire Working To Add Decorative Details

Adding wire working to stained glass gives your project a whole new look. It adds detail that you can't get with just stained glass and copper foil alone. Click the links below to go to the different sections: Wireworking Eyes Adding Wire Flower Stamen Decorative Wire Working Spiral Tutorial Wire…
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